Archive | 四月 2012

觀賞梨 Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana)

瘦高型觀賞梨樹,春天開白色小花,花期不長,果實很小,鳥類及野生動物偶爾食用,容易種植

The Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana) is a species of pear tree, native to China and  Vietnam, in the rose family, Callery pears are deciduous trees growing to 15 to 20 m (45 to 70 ft) tall, often with a conic to rounded crown.

木蘭 /辛夷花Magnolia (Magnolia)

春天開放,先花後葉,若肥份及生長環境佳,一年可開2次,有不同花色品種,有的品種有香氣

黃色的木蘭目前有2種品種:’Elizabeth’10米高 x 6-8米寬,花色淡黃,無香味;另一品種為’Yellow Bird’10-15米高 x 8-10米寬,花色純黃,有香味–圖示為’Yellow Bird’.

跟此鄰居要了結的紅色成熟的種子莢,剝開硬硬的種莢和橘色的皮後–大小跟顏色像M&M(有很濃的香氣和精油)後共取得一些黑色種子,數量真是不多!  僅自留2顆孵孵其他送出,睡了2個月後終於有1顆伸出小白腿!

Thanks my neighboor shared her seed pods from this yellow magnolia.

After 2 months in moist seeding tray, one of the 2 planted seeds sprouts!

黃色辛夷的成熟子莢

日本重瓣垂枝櫻花 Japanese Weeping Cherry-Double (Prunus)

 這一種垂枝櫻枝條較密,重瓣粉紅色的花於春天綻放,樹型小,容易照顧,可惜花期不長. 很適合小花園栽種.此一品種為不結果的’Kiku-Shidare’

This variety is ‘Kiku-Shidare’. No fruit.Max. height is 2.5 meters.

野生蘋果 Crab Apple (Malus)

為一種野生蘋果,有許多品種,春天開滿小花全樹都是花色從白色,淡粉紅,深粉紅或紅色品種! 為北美常用庭園樹種之一,果實可食但是不好吃,野生鳥類及小動物會偶爾食用,葉片為綠色帶有紫褐色,容易自行落籽繁殖.

藍色森林地福祿考Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata)

多年生地被植物,耐陰,喜酸性土壤,春天時植株會長數枝花莖,每枝花莖開十數朵淡藍色花朵,有怡人強香,花期約1個半月,容易以分株或扦插來繁殖,另有粉紅色品種,適合大量種植於大樹下陰涼處,很耐寒,可做切花材料

Phlox divaricata (Wild Blue Phlox, Woodland Phlox,  Wild Sweet William) is a  herbaceous perennial plant.  It  tolerants acid soil and shady spot.  It is native to forests and fields in eastern North America. It flowers in spring, with several flower stems with lavender-blue flowers, quite fragrant. Good for growing in group under big trees.

紫葉矮櫻Purple Leaf Sand Cherry (Prunus x cistena)

紫葉矮櫻,又叫紫葉沙櫻桃,是屬於小至中型灌木,非常容易栽種,不太需要照顧,很適合當做圍籬。通常只五、六呎高,四,五月時開淡粉紅小花,秋天時則會生深紫色像櫻桃一樣果子,葉片為深紫紅色,光照不足時會轉綠,為長壽型的灌木。